It has been a long, weird evening, with a lot of time spent on computer updates and a dead car battery.Continue reading post "#2916"
An advantage of having a Pixel phone is that I got the upgrade to Android 10 on the release day.Continue reading post "#2503"
I was able to get wi-fi working on my recent Ubuntu install, but not with the built in wi-fi.Continue reading post "#2464"
I installed Ubuntu on my Windows tablet this weekend.Continue reading post "#2461"
Windows updated while I was at work this time without prompting. Still seems too risky for my tethering situation as mentioned yesterday.
Windows (OS) doesn’t seem to be tenable for my cellular data as home internet existence. At some point, Windows 10 seems to have removed any capability for the user to tell it when to do an update.Continue reading post "#1974"
Erm, looks like Windows downloaded something like 1.5GB of updates automatically when I used my tablet for the first time in a long time. Gonna make it really hard to stay within my 5GB capContinue reading post "#1715"
A few weeks ago, I finally made the jump from Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) to 10.11 (El Capitan) on my primary computer. I had been using 10.11 at work for months, but not at home. I was probably one of the last holdouts on hardware that could be updated.Continue reading post "Mac Update: Snow Leopard to El Capitan"
I had never owned a Windows or X86 computer (though I did borrow one from school for a number of months), yet it is very important, as a web developer, to test in IE. IE is of course discontinued for Mac, and has been for 10 years or something like that. IE happens to be the hardest browser to develop for, especially the dreaded IE6, and it (IE in general) still has the market share, so it is very important to test for. I recently got a job and some actual income, so I decided to buy something.
I’ve been considering getting a netbook for a while now to fill my IE needs. It would be relatively cheap, and would be awesome to have a tiny computer to easily carry around. I carry my iBook around a lot, but it’s big and heavy and I have to think if I really want it. The netbook I’d not really have to worry about so much.
I did a lot of research and looking into netbooks. I wanted a touchscreen one with good handwriting recognition, but the current attempts aren’t fully to my satisfaction. There are some new models expected to come out at some point, who knows when. So I could buy a cheap one use it for a reasonable amount of time, when better touchscreen netbooks are out, sell my cheap netbook. I’ve never really been a fan of frequent computer purchases, but I could try it. I could also buy one of the current touchscreen ones and hope it’s good enough for my needs.
At my job, though, I use a mac with Windows installed virtually with Parallels. It provides a fairly good workflow for testing, since I can test many browsers and code all on the same computer. There are a few issues, but for the most part I’ve liked it. So I got to thinking that I could perhaps upgrade my main computer rather than get an extra one. I could get a Macbook and Parallels and Windows. That would be pricy, but I’d have a much more powerful computer, only one to deal with, and possibly better workflow.Continue reading post "My New Computer"